Another best-selling Scandinavian mystery book series is looking to make the leap to American TV. I’ve learned that Amazon Studios has put in development an untitled drama project based on The Boy In The Suitcase mystery/thriller books by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, published by SoHo Crime.
Kirsten Sheridan (In America) will write script for the project, executive produced by Joshua Maurer & Alixandre Witlin through their company City Entertainment.
In the books, a naked, drugged but alive 3-year-old boy turns up in a suitcase in the Copenhagen train station rescued by a nurse tipped off by a disturbed friend who then disappears. At great cost to her family life, the nurse throws herself into protecting the boy, plunging the two into a dangerous journey — one she stubbornly insists on navigating alone. Borg’s impulsive character creates as much trouble for her and the boy as the Eastern European mafia chasing them.
Sheridan is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content. City Entertainment is repped by J. Franklin Stewart Esq. The books were repped on behalf of ArtPeople by Hotchkiss and Associates.